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another poignant remembrances. students placed over 2000 u.s. flags, each representing a person killed during the attack nine years ago. it just another reminder that we will never forget it as a country. john gonzalez, abc 7 news. along with a remembrance, today is also a national day of service. president obama rolled up his sleeves and helped paint walls at the john brown middle school in northeast. the president also took time out to talk to volunteers. first lady michelle obama also picked up a paint brush, joining 100 other volunteers to paint the vincent hall retirement center in mclean, va., a retirement home for military veterans. it was not a quiet day of reflection for everyone. there was a major protest and
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counter protest over the proposed islamic center and a mosque near ground zero. >> wake up, america! >> we have to agree on the constitution. >> more than 1000 people protested today. at the facility would not only include all mosque but also library and fitness center. the center would be open to all people. one high-profile protest against the moscow did not happen. pastor terry jones canceled his planned burning of the koran. >> why did you decide to cancel? >> at the station, he found out that he would not only not burn the koran but he would never would do that in the future. earlier, he said he would only call of the protest if the cell,
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it -- if the islamic center move further away from ground zero. he said he received more than 100 death threats and thought it was a sign from god to not do it. after a long dry stretch, we have rain in the forecast. steve rudin has more. >> a little bit of rain activity moving in. live doppler radar, belfort furniture weather center, off to the west, in the mountains, the potomac high lands. the rain has already started to fall. temperatures are slowly cooling, into the 60's. showers overnight, clearing just-in-time for the big football game tomorrow. yes, hurricane igor is on the move. that and much more coming up. following a developing story out of howard county. two people were found shot to death inside of a home in alcott city. officers -- an elegant city.
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at a child alerted any. two people inside of the home were injured in ellicott city. the victims have not yet been identified. students at one george washington university dormitory had to evacuate because of smoke. it happened after 9:00 p.m. no word on what caused it, but it is believed to have come from a machine room. students have been allowed back in. the police are searching for a suspect who escaped from police custody in baltimore. he is considered dangerous. paul palmer broke free after faking a medical emergency. he is believed to be heading toward the district or west virginia with a female companion in a kia spectra with maryland tags 1ew-b10. together again, sarah palin and glenn beck are teaming up
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again. plus, what the police say drove a man to kill his wife and several others. new developments in the gas line explosion that killed four people in california. host: could switching to geico really
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the american hiker who was supposed to be released today remains in an iranian jail. i experts say it may indicate there is a power struggle on the country. the 31-rolled woman was not released. the country's chief prosecutor overruled home, sang the legal process has not been completed. no word on how long that will take. she was arrested along with two other american hikers. a man upset with his wife went on a shooting rampage in eastern kentucky. the police say he killed his wife, stepdaughter, and three witnesses before killing himself. it happened at a mobile home
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park near the city of jackson. relatives say he has had a history of violence, but the police could not confirm if he had a criminal record. five people remain missing after the deadly gas pipeline explosion in california that killed at least four people. >> at a packed town hall meeting inside of a church, officials tried to console and inform the homeless victims of the massive and deadly gas explosion. >> there are reports circulating that there may be additional fatalities. what we can tell you at this time is that that search and investigation process is continuing. >> they are still trying to determine what caused the blast. >> we don't know what made that pipeline rupture. >> what about the safety of similar gas lines that crisscross america? >> some of this pipe was laid in
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1948, 1950. it raises questions. >> questions that remain unanswered. search dogs are still running the devastated neighborhood for any missing people. >> it is hard put into words the way that you feel when you see a beautiful neighborhood and a whole section of it just get disappeared. and the remnants of the cars, melted in the driveways. >> so far, only a few residents have received permission to go back for a few minutes to get vital supply or medicines. >> it is our expectation that most, the vast majority of those homes will be accessible to residents as early as tomorrow. >> no word on when destroyed homes will be rebuilt. he was a renowned scholar and political analysts and people are remembering the life
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of ronald walters, who died last night from cancer. he was known in academic circles. he taught at howard university 25 years before becoming director of the african-american leadership institute at the university of maryland. he was 72. they're teaming up again, sarah palin and the land back. -- and the land back. tonight, they are scheduled to appear together at an event in anchorage, alaska out, with more than three dozen people pang to hear them speak. -- with more than 3000 people paying to hear them speak. paying tribute to the heroes of 9/11, gathering for the annual 5k run. it honors the victims and pay tribute to the first responders. it was a day to celebrate
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jazz in arlington. ♪ ♪ thousands of people gathered in gateway park for the jazz festival. and number of artists performed, including an up-and-coming artists, and i was there as well. today marks its 20th year. such a gorgeous day. we got really lucky. everyone enjoyed the festival. >> lots of sunshine. at the kennedy center with the open house. celebrating mexico. looking outside at this hour, clear skies, the wind picking up just zero little bit. this is a head of the cold front that will bring cloud cover and much-needed rain to most of the region for the early morning hours into tomorrow morning. by game time tomorrow, clearing
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conditions. at this hour, the weatherbug network, 70 degrees in the district, high of 80 degrees. 70 herndon. accident, maryland, 58 degrees, almost 0.1 inches of rain. here is the latest on hurricane igor, sustained winds of 75 miles per hour, making a category one. over the coming days, we're looking at the storm to intensify into a strong hurricane. the cold front we have right now, looks like it will deflect things off the coast. still worth watching as the storm intensifies into a very strong hurricane by looks like tuesday, wednesday next week. at 80 degrees at reagan national, one degree below average this time of year. the record 98, set back in 1983. 70 at the airport. 58 hagerstown, cooler off to the
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west. the heat and humidity to the south, cooler temperatures to the north. detroit is looking at 58. the satellite radar, the cold front from the west, clouds thickening. showers arrive by about 3:00 a.m. to the western suburbs. for the rest, after that, we're looking at the potential of about a quarter inch of much- needed rain. year to date, we are about 6 inches below average. every drop counts. it will not be a washout in the morning. the clouds to around, then day erode by about 11:00. by about 3:00 in the afternoon, sunshine. for the game tomorrow night, low 70's, a mixture of sunshine, partly cloudy skies. morning showers give way to gradual clearing. cloudy skies tonight, showers develop, temperatures in the 60's. in the morning, holding in the
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60's, rebound into the middle 70's. the extended outlook, clear out nicely the start of the upcoming work and school week, 80 degrees monday, breezy tuesday, ahead of the cold front. cooler, drier air wednesday and thursday, highs in the middle 70's. >> we could use the rain. it that every drop. >> -- every drop. up next, chocolate lovers rejoic don't hold back, really express yourselves. don't be afraid to go outside the lines guys. ♪ there's something you never hear vince gray talk about: his record running dc's department of human services. why? under gray, dhs lost out on millions of federal dollars for missing paperwork;
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>> that is big. big game tomorrow night. >> the redskins-cowboys. college football today, loads of it. on the saturday, a shopper in blacksburg. and college park. -- a
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after four years, adrian fenty is now apologizing. he never apologized for giving control of $82 million in city contracts to his frat brothers. no apology for his secret trips and missed appearances, for record-high unemployment and overspending the budget. and no apology for what the washington post calls "silly fights with the d.c. council," "unnecessary government secrecy," "shutting out community voices." we're sorry, mayor fenty -- some things you just can't forgive.
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the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. shocker this afternoon at virginia tech. the hokies playing against james madison. things look good for va tech. the hokies are up 7-0. but jmu hung tough. sullivan finds the sidelines. he goes. 77 yards, to that end zone. within three. it got very interesting in the fourth quarter. the hokies up, 16-14. keeper, a good choice. time running out for virginia tech. the handoff, stumbles. madison recovers.
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they run out the clock. division 1 aa james madison goes into blacksburg and beats no. 13 virginia tech. the maryland terrapins. byrd stadium. robinson, touchdown. it was not all offense. the defense was spectacular. the mistake, made him pay. he walks into the end zone. its backupings in quarterback. he looks good, too. that touchdown, the terps win big against morgan state, 62-3. alabama against penn state. mcelroy it runs the show, finding norwood. it breaks the tackle, that is all she wrote. the second quarter, mcelroy, 14-
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yard touchdown. alabama takes care of business, beat down penn state, 24-3. navy taking on georgia southern. 1 yard out, navy is up 13-0, and they hold on and win. local teams in action, howard goes down to hampton. at catholic wins. and georgetown beats lafayette. albert haynesworth will play sunday night against the cowboys. that is the word from head coach mike shanahan. haynesworth has been told he would play primarily on passing downs. how long he plays depends on how well he plays. the nationals continuing their slow wind out of the season. at top of the eighth, the marlins up, looking to add more. logan morrison, up the middle. the marlins beat the nationals,
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4-1. u.s. open tennis, the finals on the women's side. she had her hands full with clijsters, who was dominant. she wins the u.s. open. on the men's side, semifinal action, roger federer, this went back and forth. all the way to the finals. match point, before hand goes wide. -- the forehand goes wide. a local guy making good and a lot of money. d.c.'s owner of vernon davis just signed a big contract extension with the san francisco 49ers, five years, $37 million. that makes him the highest-paid tight end in the nfl. >> good for him. boss: and now i'll turn it over to the gecko.
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final check of the forecast, much-needed rain? >> exactly, showers of to the west, rain continuing overnight into the morning. clearing tomorrow evening for the big football game. he was playing again? the redskins and -- 80 degrees on monday. we cool down on wednesday. >> no umbrellas at the game. thank you so much for
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captioned by the national captioning institute remember 9/11, today many people remember the events that took place nine years ago and the nearly 3000 lives lost.
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it was a somber commemoration at the pentagon, where president obama laid a wreath in memory of those who lost their lives nine years ago when the airplane crashed into the nation's military headquarters. >> for the nation, this is a day of remembrance. a day of reflection. of, with god's grace, a day unity and renewal. >> in shanksville, pennsylvania, where flight 93 crashed, michelle obama was joined by laura bush in remembrance of the felon and passengers. >> we saw the worst of our enemies and the best of our nation. >> i come here today not just as first lady, on behalf of my husband and a grateful nation, i, as an american -- i, as an american filled with a sense of awe at the heroism of my fellow
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citizens. >> president obama has called on americans to use this day as a day of service, joining people at a community project at a local middle school. perhaps the most vivid reminder of the day was at ground zero in new york, where relatives or read the names of those killed when the world trade center went down. along with the remembrance, today is also a national day of service. after speaking at the pentagon, president obama rolled up his sleeves and helped paint the walls at a middle school in washington. he also spoke with volunteers who are making quilts. brewing controversy in one maryland suburb over a speed camera. some say the speed camera along indian head highway is making miscalculations. julie parker explains.
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>> some say these cameras are committing indian head highway robbery. this former police officer said the speed cameras that he got this summer are bogus. >> i said, no, they didn't. impossible. >> each time, he said based on where he entered indian head highway, he could not have reached the speed that the tickets states. he said it was not enough time for his 40,000 pound rv with a car in tote to hit 53 miles per hour after leaving a side street and lumbering uphill alongside the camera. >> there is no way i can get up to 25 m.p.h. haveis man's drivers gotten so many tickets, he has dubbed it the toll plaza. >> we have had probably 18 tickets this summer and our drivers are responsible for that. they have not done anything
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wrong. >> state highway officials say they are within the mandatory 1 mile radius of a school. the police chief says they are needed for safety because drivers easily double the 35 mile per hour speed limit here. drivers we spoke with disagree. >> sounds like they need some fast cash. it sounds very fishy. he the driver of the rv says wants to go to court to fight the tickets but does not have a court date so far. the national mall now has free wi-fi. d.c. has added 220 wi-fi hotspots that cover the mall from three -- third street. they get help from the department of agriculture and the smithsonian. you may see more biking commuters. the department of transportation and arlington county are partnering up for a bike share system to be the largest in the country.
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>> capital might share rolls out in just two weeks with 1100 new rental bikes. >> it keeps them off the city roads. how was that bad? >> the new rental system extends into arlington. >> we are starting in the pentagon city, crystal city, potomac yard area and hope to expand. >> membership is $50 per year, $25 per month, or $5 per day. daily users just swipe a credit card at the bike station, no sign up needed. it is free for visitors and tourists. >> with all the cars on the road, it helps you exercise, too. >> is designed with short trips in mind. the extra fees apply to rides logger than 30 minutes. >> is awesome. logger than 30 minutes. >> is awesome.

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